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Monday Blitz: A review of Week 8 in the NFL

SUNDAY’S SCORES

Kansas City 45, Detroit 10

Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20, OT

Baltimore 29, San Diego 26

Minnesota 23, Chicago 20

Arizona 34, Cleveland 20

Houston 20, Tennessee 6

New Orleans 52, N.Y. Giants 49

Cincinnati 16, Pittsburgh 10

St. Louis 27, San Francisco 6

Oakland 34, N.Y. Jets 20

Seattle 13, Dallas 12

Denver 29, Green Bay 10

 

STARS

PASSING

* Drew Brees, Saints, was 40 of 50 for 511 yards and seven touchdowns in New Orleans’ 52-49 win over the New York Giants.

* Eli Manning, Giants, was 30 of 41 for 350 yards and six touchdowns in New York’s loss at New Orleans.

* Carson Palmer, Cardinals, was 23 of 38 for 374 yards and four touchdowns in Arizona’s 34-20 victory at Cleveland.

* Derek Carr, Raiders, was 23 of 36 for 333 yards and four touchdowns in Oakland’s 34-20 win over the New York Jets.

* Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 28 of 37 for 301 yards and three touchdowns in San Diego’s 29-26 loss at Baltimore.

* Joe Flacco, Ravens, was 25 of 37 for 319 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score in Baltimore’s triumph over San Diego.

* Alex Smith, Chiefs, was 18 of 26 for 145 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 78 yards and a score in Kansas City’s 45-10 win over Detroit in London.

* Matt Ryan, Falcons, was 37 of 45 for 397 yards and two touchdowns in Atlanta’s 23-20 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

RUSHING

* Todd Gurley, Rams, ran for 133 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, on 20 carries in St. Louis’ 27-6 victory over San Francisco.

* C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, combined to run for 161 yards (101 by Anderson) and three TDs (two by Hillman) in Denver’s 29-10 win over Green Bay.

* Charcandrick West, Chiefs, ran for 97 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Kansas City’s 45-10 win over Detroit in London.

* Latavius Murray, Raiders, ran for 113 yards on 20 carries in Oakland’s 34-20 victory over the New York Jets.

* Chris Johnson, Cardinals, ran for 109 yards on 30 carries in Arizona’s 34-20 triumph at Cleveland.

* Adrian Peterson, Vikings, ran for 103 yards on 20 carries in Minnesota’s 23-20 win at Chicago.

* Darren McFadden, Cowboys, ran for 64 yards and caught six passes for 49 yards in Dallas’ 13-12 loss to Seattle.

RECEIVING

* Odell Beckham Jr., Giants, had eight catches for 130 yards and three touchdowns in New York’s 52-49 loss at New Orleans.

* Julio Jones, Falcons, had 12 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 23-20 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

* Benjamin Watson, Saints, had nine catches for 147 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ victory over the New York Giants.

* A.J. Green, Bengals, had 11 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 16-10 triumph at Pittsburgh.

* Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, had eight catches for 168 yards in Denver’s 29-10 victory over Green Bay.

* Alshon Jeffery, Bears, had 10 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s 23-20 loss to Minnesota.

* Marques Colston, Saints, had eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ win over the Giants.

* Michael Floyd, Cardinals, had four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in Arizona’s 34-20 victory at Cleveland.

* Tavon Austin, Rams, had four catches for 93 yards and a touchdown and ran for 21 yards and a score in St. Louis’ 27-6 win over San Francisco.

* Jacob Tamme, Falcons, had 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

* Michael Crabtree, Raiders, had seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in Oakland’s 34-20 victory over the New York Jets.

SPECIAL TEAMS

* Justin Tucker, Ravens, was 5-for-5 on field goals, with a long of 48 yards and a 39-yarder on the final play of Baltimore’s 29-26 win over San Diego.

* Marcus Sherels, Vikings, returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in Minnesota’s 23-20 victory at Chicago.

* Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs, landed three of his four punts inside the 20 in Kansas City’s 45-10 win over Detroit in London.

* Dan Bailey, Cowboys, was 4-for-4 on field goals, with a long of 52 yards, in Dallas’ 13-12 loss to Seattle.

* Kevin Huber, Bengals, landed three of his four punts inside the 20 in Cincinnati’s 16-10 victory at Pittsburgh.

DEFENSE

* Kwon Alexander, Buccaneers, had six solo tackles, five assists, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in Tampa Bay’s 23-20 overtime win at Atlanta.

* Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt, Texans, combined for six sacks (3½ by Mercilus) in Houston’s 20-6 victory over Tennessee.

* Reggie Nelson, Bengals, had two interceptions and five solo tackles in Cincinnati’s 16-10 triumph at Pittsburgh.

* Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Giants, had seven solo tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in New York’s 52-49 loss at New Orleans.

* K’Waun Williams, Browns, forced two fumbles and recovered one in Cleveland’s 34-20 loss to Arizona.

* Justin Houston, Chiefs, had 1½ sacks and an interception in Kansas City’s 45-10 win over Detroit in London.

* Antwon Blake, Steelers, had eight solo tackles and an interception in Pittsburgh’s loss to Cincinnati.

* James Laurinaitis, Rams, had five solo tackles and a safety in St. Louis’ 27-6 victory over San Francisco.

* Jairus Byrd, Saints, had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in New Orleans’ victory over the Giants.

STREAKS AND STATS

Saints QB Drew Brees tied an NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes while throwing for a career-high 511 yards. The 15th-year veteran also extended his NFL record for most consecutive home games with at least one touchdown pass to 50. … Giants QB Eli Manning threw a career-high six touchdown passes. The 13 total touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 52-49 win over the Giants is an NFL record. … Rams RB Todd Gurley is the first rookie to open his career with four straight games of 100 yards rushing, according to STATS LLC data available since 1991. … Chargers QB Philip Rivers set a franchise record with his fifth straight game with 300 yards passing. … Lions WR Calvin Johnson became the 31st NFL player to reach 11,000 yards receiving. … Cincinnati is 7-0 for the first time. … St. Louis (4-3) is 3-0 against the NFC West for the first time since 2004. … Oakland (4-3) has a winning record this late in a season for the first time since 2011. … New Orleans (4-4) has won four of its past five games. … Arizona (6-2) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and four turnovers to win at Cleveland for the first time since 1985. … Houston (3-5) tied a franchise record with seven sacks. … Minnesota (5-2) has won three straight and ended a seven-game losing streak at Soldier Field. … Baltimore (2-6) snapped a three-game losing streak while handing San Diego (2-6) its fourth straight loss. … Cleveland (2-6) has lost three straight. … Tennessee (1-6) has lost six straight. … Dallas (2-5) has lost five straight without injured QB Tony Romo. … San Francisco (2-6) hasn’t scored a touchdown in two straight games. … Eight players had multiple touchdown receptions Sunday: Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. had three, and Saints WR Brandin Cooks, Chargers WR Malcom Floyd, Giants WR Dwayne Harris, Browns WR Brian Hartline, Raiders WR Andre Holmes, Cardinals TE Troy Niklas and Saints WR Willie Snead had two each. … Five players had multiple sacks Sunday: Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus had 3½, Texans DE J.J. Watt had 2½, Chiefs SS Ron Parker had two, and Chiefs OLB Justin Houston and Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram had 1½ apiece.

SIDELINED

* Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell suffered a torn medial collateral knee ligament, along with other damage, in Pittsburgh’s loss to Cincinnati and is expected to be out for the season, according to MFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

* 49ers RB Reggie Bush suffered a knee injury, believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to Rapoport, while returning a punt in San Francisco’s loss at St. Louis. Bush will undergo an MRI examination to confirm the injury.

* Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) left Chicago’s loss to Minnesota, and coach John Fox has “no idea” of the severity of the injury. Also, WR Eddie Royal exited with a knee injury.

* Ravens WR Steve Smith suffered a torn Achilles in Baltimore’s win over San Diego and will miss the rest of the season.

* Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back spasms), LT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Corey Liuget (ankle), G Chris Watt (shoulder) and TE Ladarius Green exited San Diego’s loss at Baltimore. Dunlap and Liuget left the locker room in walking boots.

* Saints RB Khiry Robinson suffered a leg injury and was carted off during New Orleans’ win over the New York Giants.

* Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck), RB Orleans Darkwa (back) and WR Dwayne Harris (sprained knee/sprained ankle) left New York’s loss at New Orleans and didn’t return.

* Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hand injury and returned briefly late in the fourth quarter of New York’s loss at Oakland. Coach Todd Bowles told reporters Fitzpatrick suffered torn ligaments in the thumb of his nonthrowing hand. Backup QB Geno Smith also suffered injuries to his left shoulder and abdomen, and WR Brandon Marshall injured a toe on one foot and ankle on the other.

* Lions WR Calvin Johnson re-injured his ankle in Detroit’s loss to Kansas City in London.

* Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (calf) and OT Andre Smith (possible concussion) exited Cincinnati’s win over Pittsburgh and didn’t return.

* Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette (concussion) exited on a stretcher in Seattle’s win at Dallas. He moved his arms while being carted off the field.

* Packers CBs Sam Shields and Quinten Rollins suffered shoulder injuries in Green Bay’s loss at Denver and didn’t return.

* Titans WR Kendall Wright suffered a knee injury and didn’t return to Tennessee’s loss at Houston.

* Browns CB Joe Haden and SS Donte Whitner suffered concussions in Cleveland’s loss to Arizona and didn’t return.

 

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